IHG Hotels and Resorts has opened its first property in Hungary, located in the country’s capital Budapest.

The 230-room Crowne Plaza Budapest is situated next to Nyugati rail station in the eastern side of the city, as well as the newly-built Westend shopping centre, which is directly connected to the hotel.

Features include the brand’s signature Plaza Workspace, which has been gradually rolling out across new and flagship properties and which offers different zones for guests and visitors to have a coffee, work individually or hold meetings.

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Other facilities include 13 meeting rooms, a Club Lounge with private terrace, and Axis Cafe and Lounge.

Early next year the hotel will also add rooftop restaurant Cult, featuring a large terrace and panoramic views of the city.

There are now over 400 Crowne Plaza properties open worldwide, with a further 101 in the pipeline. Recent openings in Europe include the Crowne Plaza Nice – Grand Arenas.

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Commenting on the news Maurice Janssen, general manager, Crowne Plaza Budapest, said:

“During 2020, we had time to reflect on the things that we take for granted and what has been missed through the lack of travel: the importance of human connection. There has been a distinctive shift in people’s mindset when it comes to business travel.

“No longer do hotel guests need to feel isolated in their rooms or confined to a business centre to feel productive, and no longer do locals need to be hesitant to walk into a hotel lobby to have a coffee and do some emails for fear of being asked for their room number – the spaces within our hotel are open to all, and we are very much looking forward to hosting our future guests and locals alike.”